Friday, November 30, 2007

... clock ticking ...

... went for a Meijer's run ... had coffee and donut for a dollar ... even though there is a Tim Horton's up the block, a dollar for coffee and a quarter for the paper is hard to beat ..!  I had my bookbag on my back with my messenger bag on the side ... that is going to be what I do for the winter ... add a 'handicap', as I won't be doing mileage this season ... it is going to be a first for me ... I usually have it backwards, running more during the winter and lightening the load for the summer ...

... that comes from boxing ... starting out in Detroit, it was good motivation for me to tell myself that I was in the cold, working to overcome lack of talent and skill ... and imagining my potential opponent laying in bed, warm and comfortable dreaming of sugarplums, while I was out in the dark with the winos and prostitutiues trying to get ready for him ... put that 'edge' on ...

... can't remember the year that I thought I was going near too far with that ... I was still in Detroit ... and I think I was married or hanging out with then-future and once Mrs. Johnson ... but I was Super Black Market cold out ... and not only did I run ... it was a big run ..!  Dark, because it was night, I took out down Telegraph Road ... finishing up at home an hour later ... I had taken to putting layers of vaseline on my face to keep the wind off and my face warm ...

... I worked with the wind coming home ... still, the vaseline had impossibly FROZEN in spots on my face ..!  Yeah, it was too cold that day ... but I dodged the frosbite bullet for sure ...

... I haven't recorded my time yet ... I am still going by how I feel rather than performance ... it was my first run since my Chicago trip ... Going to get a new schedule to work with ... start playing with it now, and by the new year, I will be ready ..!  Man, I am glad I like to run ... it is just getting over that 10-mile barrier ... if Katie-freakin' Holmes can run a marathon ... then I had better be able to ..!

... working out does so much for me that I can't imagine myself ever not doing something ... walking ... real yoga ... wouldn't mind Tai Chi ... it makes me feel too darn good to stop ... that is part of what irritates me with Mook ... she has all these darn complaints ... back this, shoulder that ... then to watch 'The Biggest Loser' only to go off and repeat the same things that aren't working for her ... I don't really understand why she doesn't want to do something ... not even for dress sizes ... more just to feel good ..?

... if people only knew how much their lives would improve by taking just 30 minutes every other day for themselves ... I sometimes wonder if I am an enabler, because I like full women ... and double digit sizes don't faze me in the least ... but a simple routine would improve a host of minor discomforts plus give quantity time for us ...

... but she finds excuses ... and excuses are lame by nature ... I just hate <remember ... I am careful with my quantative words ... so I mean exactly that ..!> hearing about my side this and my back that ... ooh, my knees are sore ...

GET UP AND DO SOMETHING ..!

... I think people are intimidated by the thought of a routine ... it isn't that complex ... aerobic means run or something that simulates that kind of effort ... resistance training means lift something, pull something, or push something ... work muscle groups that work together ... days you pull, work with pulling exercises all over ... days you push ... work similalry ...

... I could go on ... it just bothers me to hear people talk about why they ache and are not doing anything about it ... and it irritates me to listen to Mookie do it ... Jillian can't train anyone better than I can ...

All About Nutrition Bars
People always ask me what I think about nutrition bars. Well, the simple answer is: I don't think they're all that "nutritious." In fact, there is nothing nutritious about most of them. Usually, they're full of processed carbs and chemicals. They have as many calories as — if not more than — a candy bar. And they're loaded with trans fats and sugar alcohol.

Some bars are lower in calories, and some don't have trans fats, but unfortunately this cannot be said for most of them. Honestly, if this is your idea of a snack, you might as well just go have a candy bar and get it out of your system. Yep, it's that troubling.

If you really want some nutrition in your snacks, try having a cup of dry whole grain cereal, a piece of fruit, or a few raw or dry-roasted nuts or a couple of cups of air-popped popcorn. Just eat real food.

At the end of the day, as long as your snack calories fit into your overall daily allowance, the choice is up to you. There is no right or wrong answer on this, only different choices. But you can choose wisely.

 

... the above was a tip from Jillian's web page ... I am a subscriber, because I like making sure I am correct in my workout plans ... and all of that is something I could have told you ... but since she is on TV and doing it ... she has more credibility ...

... strange ... you can LOOK AT ME and see that if nothing else, I might know a lil' something ... grr ... all I am doing is getting angry ..!

1 comment:

cc23608 said...

Have you ever been a heavy, overweight, obese or big as in a fat person?
If you haven't yourself, how can you criticize where you've never been?
It's not always that easy to just get up and move. Being over weight isn't about a person choosing not to move.

Self esteem, emotional stressors, other physical factors come in to play.
Are you supportive in your words or encouraging in the struggle? Or do you  complain verbally openly or to yourself? Does your partner see the disgust that you radiate?

The Biggest Loser is a TV show that doesn't air what a person mentally endures. They don't show the counseling sessions. Do you cook very healthy meals or walk with your partner? Do you make it fun or inspire the reasons to get up and move?

Just because you have your lifestyle of health and fitness and probably ALWAYS have, doesn't mean every one else can make the transition easily. Most people do not WANT to be in pain nor do they want to be overweight.  But then, maybe your partner likes their size or simply accepts that they are who they are.

Why get angry because you don't motivate the way they do on TV?